Getting even with Heisenberg

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Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, ISSN: 1355-2198, Vol: 33, Issue: 2, Page: 297-325

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Nicolaas P. Landsman
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This is an extensive review of the book Heisenberg and the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project by P. L. Rose (University of California Press, Berkeley, 1998) as well as of all major preceding literature on both Heisenberg and the German nuclear project in World War II. The reviewer's conclusions differ sharply from Rose's, whose book is judged to be well-researched but very one-sided. In particular, his conclusion that the bomb project failed because of Heisenberg is questionable.

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Werner Heisenberg

Werner Karl Heisenberg Heisenberg". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. 5 December 1901 – 1 February 1976) was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. He published his work in 1925 in a breakthrough paper. In the subsequent se...

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